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Trapnellís drapersí shop, High Street,...

Trapnellís drapersí shop, High Street,... Bideford High Street, April 1985 More like this

Netting cabbages

Netting cabbages Lower Langham, Dolton, April 1984 More like this

South Zeal Women's Institute meeting

South Zeal Women's Institute meeting South Zeal, September 1978 More like this

Billo Griffiths

Billo Griffiths Appledore, December 1975 More like this

The Mayor's Parade

The Mayor's Parade Torrington, April 1978 More like this

Women's Institute Christmas play

Women's Institute Christmas play High Bickington, December 1981 More like this

John Ward ploughing, Parsonage Farm

John Ward ploughing, Parsonage Farm Iddesleigh, September 1976 More like this

Men on parade, Remembrance Sunday

Men on parade, Remembrance Sunday Chulmleigh, November 1987 More like this

Christmas party

Christmas party Beaford, November 1980 More like this

Village square

Village square Burrington, February 1987 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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